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How to Quickly Get Started with HERE

By Michael Palermo | 05 May 2020

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Essential for doing development with any HERE products is establishing a developer account and obtaining the proper credentials to use our SDKs or make API calls. This blog post features the steps and resources needed to quickly get started as a developer with HERE.

Creating a Developer Account

To create a new account, you will need a working email and a device such as a computer or tablet with internet connection. The following short video walks through the registration process for creating a Freemium account:

 

Obtaining Developer Credentials

Once a developer account is created, you will need to obtain developer credentials for access to products such as our REST APIs and JavaScript libraries. Each has a slightly different approach.

Obtaining an API Key for JavaScript

To access our JavaScript SDK, you will need an API Key to initialize it. The following video demonstrates how to get an API Key for JavaScript from your developer account:

Obtaining an API Key for REST APIs

To use our REST APIs, you will need an API Key for each request. The following video demonstrates how to get an API Key for REST from your developer account:

Summary

Getting started with HERE is a fast and easy process! You may also want to check out our tutorial for a step-by-step walk-through on how to get started!